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“It feels uncomfortable writing about my child’s genitals. But I’m not sure how else to protect her.” Image: Pixabay.

Please Don’t Force My Transgender Daughter To Use The Men’s Bathroom

“My daughter is in kindergarten in the United States. She’s 6. She loves unicorns and mermaids and soccer. And I’m concerned about my community Read...
Alexis Carey of The Motherish    |   03.8.16   |   SHARE
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The scale isn't the best indictor of health — no matter how old you are.

My Daughter’s Failure To Thrive Taught Me To Ignore the Scale

“Then why are you so worried about the scale?” Why was I? I had finally let go of the scale as an indicator of my own health, but my inability to do Read...
Kelly Burch    |   03.7.16   |   SHARE
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"I need help with my children. They are driving me up the fucking wall."

I Don't Even Have Kids. Why Are People Asking Me For Advice?

Parenting is not easy. It’s really hard — even more so for single parents. I can only guess that parents are frustrated with being parents. I imagine Read...
Allie Burke    |   03.7.16   |   SHARE
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I am a mom — a mom with piercings and tattoos, bright pink hair and a half-shaven head. Image: ThinkStock.

No, My Tattoos And Piercings Do Not Make Me A "Bad Mom"

I have 14 body piercings, a rib tattoo, a thigh tattoo, an inner wrist tattoo, two “tramp stamps” (and, yes, both were acquired when I was 18), and a Read...
Kim Zapata of Babble    |   03.7.16   |   SHARE
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It’s normal to get a little sick of each other once in a while — and that’s OK.

10 Things I’ve Learned From Being A Sudden Stay-At-Home Mom

When I found myself suddenly not working 50 hours a week, I had no idea what to do with myself. But as my family eased into this new normal and found Read...
Katherine Hedland Hansen    |   03.4.16   |   SHARE
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Pregnant = steamy dreams?

Do You Have Vivid Sex Dreams When You're Pregnant? ME TOO

The sex dreams that have caught me completely off-guard. I don’t generally have much of a sex drive during my pregnancy when I’m awake, but when I’m Read...
Britni de la Cretaz    |   03.4.16   |   SHARE
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The revitalizing spark of femininity I felt on our date showed me that I need to prioritize more empowering self-care into my life.

Deeper Than Date Night: A Queer Femme Mama On Identity Loss

I vividly recall standing in front of the bathroom mirror looking at myself as I’d done countless times as a childless person. As myself. As the Read...
Brook Bolen    |   03.4.16   |   SHARE
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"I can't have his baby. I have to have an abortion."

This Is What It REALLY Feels Like To Have An Abortion

I didn't want to go through the experience of having an abortion. I didn't want to get pregnant in the first place. But I was grateful for the option Read...
Jenny Block of Your Tango    |   03.4.16   |   SHARE
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